Written by Matt Miller | April 5th, 2010
It’s fashionable now for conservationists to diss naturalists as caring about wildlife more than people. Time to give that contempt a rethink, says the Conservancy’s Matt Miller.
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 18th, 2010
Birds of aridlands, grasslands and forests will be least affected by climate change, according to the State of the Birds 2010 report. But that doesn’t mean these species are out of the woods.
Written by Dave Mehlman | May 1st, 2009
Most of you probably missed it, but last weekend marked the 8th annual High Plains Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival in Milnesand, New Mexico (its hard to find, though I’ve put a picture above to help out!). I’ve been a participant and field trip leader for the festival for many years and it’s one of the highlights [...]
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 23rd, 2009
The U.S. State of the Birds Report analyzes bird populations by habitat types — and the habitat that most jumps out at me as of great concern is grasslands. The grassland bird indicator in the report clearly shows that these species are doing consistently worse than those in other habitat types. Grasslands also have a [...]